Mike Clark

Mike Clark
Mike Clark's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008)

"There's added star power here - which also includes wattage from show-ups by Chaplin, D.W. Griffith, Lillian Gish (and in one amazing talking clip, a visit to the couple's Pickfair mansion by Amelia Earhart and husband). " ‐Home Media Magazine
Posted May 2, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

"There's not a surprise or moment of tension to be found here, but the film is all energy and color that makes the discomfort of 3-D glasses seem worth it." ‐USA Today
Posted Sep 26, 2013
3.5/4 95%

Unforgiven (1992)

"It shouldn't be missed by anyone with a taste for Eastwood's typically slanted morality. It's the actor/director's best movie -- and the best Western by anybody -- in over 20 years." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/4 81%

Road to Perdition (2002)

"So is Perdition still a must-see? No question. But it's tough to fuss about it much when a picture is this fussy." ‐USA Today
Posted Apr 14, 2013
3/4 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"At a time when Hollywood seems to be releasing everything this side of Dead Sea Scrolls documentaries in 3-D, How to Train Your Dragon is a briskly paced computer-animated entertainment that uses the format to maximum effect, the way Avatar does." ‐Washington Post
Posted Mar 25, 2010
3.5/4 65%

Duplicity (2009)

"With its smart writing delivered by an in-synch quartet, savor Duplicity as the ideal spring gift." ‐USA Today
Posted Mar 20, 2009
3/4 61%

The Express (2008)

"Despite appealing performances and kinetic football scenes, the storytelling is mostly conventional, except for two outstanding set pieces." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 17, 2008
1/4 12%

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

"Remarkably, the plot has much in common with Hellboy II: The Golden Army, yet that bundle of fun has enough vision to make even its Barry Manilow interlude seem appropriate." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 1, 2008
3.5/4 92%

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

"Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard have written one of the year's smartest scripts, and Mrs. Brown director John Madden gets a chance to show a funny side that's previously been submerged." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/4 24%

Lady in the Water (2006)

"Though the result is too idiosyncratic to be regarded as just one more summer-movie whiff, those who see it may feel a need to act like a pool lifeguard and blow the whistle on Shyamalan." ‐USA Today
Posted Jul 20, 2006
1.5/4 40%

Running Scared (2006)

"A potential howler done in by a tendency to wear too much body tissue on its sleeve." ‐USA Today
Posted Feb 23, 2006
2/4 43%

Final Destination 3 (2006)

"At its heart, this second sequel is standard slasher stuff, though director James Wong does rise (or maybe sink) to the occasion with grisly staging." ‐USA Today
Posted Feb 9, 2006
3/4 22%

The Pink Panther (2006)

"Even if you give Sellers the edge in facial expressions, Martin is his equal in mangled verbiage." ‐USA Today
Posted Feb 9, 2006
3/4 61%

Something New (2006)

"Sanaa Lathan's classiness flows from the poise she projects...Her cool understatement helps put over Something New's premise -- which, if not old, is no longer in its 20s." ‐USA Today
Posted Feb 2, 2006
3/4 70%

Roving Mars (2006)

"The movie is more compelling than exciting with one exception: the kind of rocket blast-off sequence for which IMAX screens were seemingly invented." ‐USA Today
Posted Jan 26, 2006
2/4 33%

Imagine Me & You (2006)

"Maddening politeness rules the day in this London-based comedy ..." ‐USA Today
Posted Jan 26, 2006
2/4 10%

Annapolis (2006)

"Annapolis moves at a decent clip, but it's all cliches ..." ‐USA Today
Posted Jan 26, 2006
3/4 79%

Why We Fight (2006)

"It's thoughtful, and you have to take it seriously and with respect." ‐USA Today
Posted Jan 19, 2006
2.5/4 55%

Glory Road (2006)

"An appealing Disney sports movie that underplays its potential, Glory Road is at least a more satisfying basketball saga than last year's Coach Carter." ‐USA Today
Posted Jan 13, 2006
1/4 46%

Hoodwinked (2005)

"Why would a distributor suddenly yank an animated family film from its intended wide December opening until mid-January? Could it be that the advance word of mouth wasn't very good-winked?" ‐USA Today
Posted Jan 12, 2006
1.5/4 53%

Wolf Creek (2005)

"There's no substitute for bad taste. And this one has it double-barreled, both in the timing of its release and as a movie, one said to be loosely based on fact." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 25, 2005
2.5/4 62%

The New World (2005)

"That sound you're about to hear is the cracking of spines as Terrence Malick enthusiasts like me bend over backward trying to cut The New World a break." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 22, 2005
3.5/4 78%

Munich (2005)

"This is a smart and often tense work whose ultimate merit isn't completely calculable now." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 22, 2005
2/4 40%

The Ringer (2005)

"No matter how daring today's comedies think they are, someone has been there before and done it funnier." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 22, 2005
2/4 6%

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

"Give Dozen a slight edge to the mournful Yours, Mine & Ours as a holiday season bottom-feeder, because Martin and Levy are better at slapstick than Dennis Quaid." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 20, 2005
3/4 52%

The Family Stone (2005)

"This is one busy wannabe heart-tugger." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 16, 2005
4/4 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"It's an old-style virtue for a film that's old-style in the best way: unassuming but people-oriented and aiming to endure." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 9, 2005
2.5/4 52%

First Descent (2005)

"An adequate if slightly overlong history of the sport, Descent adheres to the same storytelling trajectory as documentary predecessors on surfing and skateboarding." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 2, 2005

Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

"Yes, this groaner retreads the ground of the middling-at-best 1968 movie of the same name." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 23, 2005
2.5/4 42%

Just Friends (2005)

"After peaking with the unsurpassable glories of 2003's Bad Santa, the humbug holiday genre may be getting run into the ground." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 23, 2005

Rent (2005)

"Stage original Taye Diggs, playing an erstwhile friend turned evictor, actually made a stronger screen impression in Malibu's Most Wanted." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 22, 2005
3.5/4 88%

Tell Them Who You Are (2005)

"What we really get from son Mark's unusual take is a sterling movie about fathers (especially famous fathers) and offspring." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 22, 2005
3.5/4 82%

Walk the Line (2005)

"A Johnny Cash biopic equally packed with music and frustrated love, Walk the Line goes from compelling to enthralling." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 18, 2005
2/4 75%

Zathura (2005)

"Thanks in part to its over-reliance on special effects, the result seems all too familiar." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 10, 2005
1.5/4 20%

Derailed (2005)

"Drawn-out, clunky and uneasily acted, as well as exasperating." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 10, 2005
3/4 61%

Jarhead (2005)

"Director Sam Mendes' third screen outing pretty well nails Swofford's tone, which was mordant without being disrespectful, and, in fact, is begrudgingly reverent of the Corps." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 4, 2005
3/4 36%

Chicken Little (2005)

"The invasion material is acceptably funny." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 4, 2005
2.5/4 26%

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

"Though there's worse entertainment around, there may be more people rabid for the return of Prohibition than for a Zorro sequel seven years after the fact." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2.5/4 58%

The Weather Man (2005)

"This is one glum outing, with occasional pings of wry wit and hearty chuckles." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 28, 2005
1.5/4 36%

Saw II (2005)

"Essentially, this is one more movie that, regardless of its setting or even planet, exists to knock off its cast members one by one." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 27, 2005
3/4 68%

North Country (2005)

"At its best, North Country conveys what it's like to be a small-town social pariah and to fear for yourself in the workplace." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2.5/4 19%

Doom (2005)

"It's surprising The Rock's latest is as bearable as it is." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2.5/4 85%

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

"All three actors give it their all, but Monaghan stands out with a sexy yet oddly down-to-earth variation on the Midwest girl gone wrong, thanks partly to a dark dysfunctional family secret." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2.5/4 64%

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

"Fanning and Russell make this watchable family entertainment, if not necessarily at today's prices." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2/4 41%

Where the Truth Lies (2005)

"Atom Egoyan's stilted film squanders an intriguing premise." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 13, 2005
1.5/4 19%

Domino (2005)

"You can't accuse this film of bogging down in cheap psychology, yet you come out dissatisfied and without a clue about what made this person tick." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 13, 2005
2.5/4 22%

Two for the Money (2005)

"The movie has a lot of built-in flash and is thus mildly entertaining, though the running time grinds it down." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 7, 2005
1/4 31%

Waiting (2005)

"As in waiting for it to be over." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 7, 2005
4/4 93%

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

"George Clooney's second directorial outing couldn't be more topical, though the events it chronicles occurred over half a century ago." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 7, 2005
3.5/4 75%

In Her Shoes (2005)

"Collette's performance is so full of juice and the beneficiary of good dialogue that Diaz's may end up being underrated." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 7, 2005
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